EIT Urban Mobility Online Courses

Our online training programmes

From December 2020 onwards, the EIT Urban Mobility Competence Hub will be offering free online content for professionals on different key aspects of urban mobility. You will find the access to the courses that have already been released below the course description. If you are interested in one or various course(s) that are not yet available, please inform us and we will notify you personally by email once they have been released.

We offer two types of Urban Mobility online courses: Small Online Courses (SOCs) which are free of charge and take 1-4 hours to complete and MOOCs which take 10-20 hours to complete.

Small Online Courses (SOCs)

Active mobility at the heart of transport modelling

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In this course we will talk about the importance of including active transportation at the same level as motorised transportation not only to tackle congestion, but for a number of other economic, environmental and social benefits that it brings. This 90-minute course is all about understanding how transport modelling should shift from focusing exclusively on moving vehicles and instead aim at moving people from a multimodal approach in order to create more liveable spaces. 

Bringing Urban Nature Into the Cities of Tomorrow

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There are many challenges facing cities today, including rapid population growth, climate change, extreme weather threats, food security, and the social and economic impact that these issues bring.

This course will show you how effective urban nature can be in overcoming these challenges.

By the end of the two-week course, you’ll understand the evidence-based impact of bringing nature into cities and will be ready to apply the principle to your urban planning.

City Liveability: The Intersections of Place, Mobility, and Health

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This two-week course will explain how transport impacts the overall liveability of urban spaces. By the end, you’ll have a clear understanding of how mobility relates to the social determinants of health in a city.

Creating Ethical and Sustainable Cities at the Local Level

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See how frameworks for ethical and sustainable cities can be localised, fostering resilient cities for the future.

Demystifying shared mobility

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This 90-minutes introductory course will give you a glimpse into the shared mobility ecosystem, allowing you to understand the factors and background behind today's shared mobility, the systems currently available, the main players involved and how they have succeeded and failed in its implementation. 

Designing a Livable Neighbourhood: The Woonerf Concept

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In this short course, you will learn what is the Woonerf, its history behind the concept, the context in which these streets work best, and what are the principles that make a street a Woonerf. We will cover the legal and design principles and will show these principles in a real-life example.

Electrification of Urban Mobility: How to Get it Right

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To be sustainable and deal with current climate change, our future cities must become greener. For urban mobility (trips generated within a city) that means clean energy must replace fossil fuels.

This two-week course introduces the challenges faced by cities during that energy transition, and their possible solutions.

Fostering innovation in the mobility sector

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Codeveloped with EcoMotion CatalystIL and the Israel Innovation Institute, this 90-minute course will provide the tools required to lead effective innovation processes in mobility in your organisation, using a well-defined and structured methodology: which looks at six building blocks representing the different roles of innovation managers. 

Flexible Curbside Management

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Curbside space is usually used for parking or bus stops, but with society and mobility evolving, it is increasingly used for other purposes such as public space, terraces, delivery areas, charging stations or cycling and shared mobility infrastructure. This can lead to a competitive situation between uses and users and where public space is not optimized for its best use. 

This short introductory course will give you a practical understanding of how flexible curbside management can help cities to manage their curb more effectively.

Free visualisation tools for urban mobility planning (Beginner)

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This course aims at teaching urbanists how to visualize their idea and bring good urbanism practices to action (via free tools), while avoiding focusing on the technical or legal sides of planning. This 90-minute course for beginners consists of choosing a street in a city and turning it Covid-19 friendly' using tactical urbanism and tools such as SketchUp and Google Earth.  

Free visualisation tools for urban mobility planning (Intermediate)

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This course aim at teaching urbanists how to visualize their idea and bring good urbanism practices to action (via free tools), while avoiding focusing on the technical or legal sides of planning. This 90-minute intermediate course is somewhat more technical and looks at permanent changes to make streets people-friendly. Those not familiar with SketchUp have to go through the Beginner course. 

Insights into gender differences in urban transport

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Many urban transport professionals are not aware that gender is one of the key determinants of modal choice and travel behavior. One of the reasons being that gender specific data is usually not collected. As a consequence, only few urban transport policies, projects or services are gender mainstreamed, meaning that they do not integrate gender equality in their design or planning phases.

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) explained

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This course will give you a glimpse into what MaaS is, the players involved in the mobility ecosystem and, hopefully, it will help you detangle the information so that you can understand the potential of this technology. 

We will discuss possible ways of implementing and governing MaaS and the  main challenges of its implementation. 

Preparing for autonomous vehicles

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This 90-minute course will give you an understanding of the autonomous vehicles' framework. Upon completion of this course, you will understand the technologies, challenges, and opportunities of their adoption as a key element in urban mobility. 

Superblocks: rethinking cities and urban space for citizens

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This 90-minute course will give you an introductory understanding of how superblocks are a sustainable, cost-effective and feasible solution to mobility issues in cities. Upon completion of this course, you will understand the social, economic and environmental impacts of the superblock model, as well as the potential opportunities and limitations of it being implemented in other cities. 

Sustainable and effective parking management in cities

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This 90-minute course will give you an introductory understanding of what constitutes sustainable and effective parking management in cities. You will understand the issues related to parking in urban areas, and strategies to overcome them. 

The effects of Covid-19 on Urban Mobility

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This short course will provide you with extensive and unique evidence on how the pandemic has affected cities and urban mobility. 

It will also provide you with a toolkit to guide you on the ongoing trends and what mid- to long-term effects should you expect to arise in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Understanding Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)

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This 90-minute course will give you an understanding of what is a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). Upon completion, you will comprehend how cities are transitioning towards this model to provide integrated solutions to transport and mobility, guaranteeing technical, economic, environmental and social sustainability to their residents. You will also go over its challenges and take a look at some successful examples that are paving the way to other urban areas. 

Urban Mobility: Accessibility for ALL

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In this short course we talk about accessibility in the context of universal design, we explore the benefits of universally designed environments, and we look at design tools and methods that deliver urban mobility for everyone. 

User Experience for Mobility and Public Space

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This course equips urban mobility professionals with foundational knowledge to apply user experience (UX) in practice. You will learn about the relevance of a people-centered perspective in urban mobility, develop a mindset to better understand your end users–  thinking across different mobility modes- and reflect on the impact of your own work on these users.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Alternative mobility narratives

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Ready to imagine a radically different mobility future? This course about alternative mobility narratives is about the stories that we tell ourselves about why and how we move. By critically examining our current narratives, we help you think about mobility in a new way. Using systems dynamics modelling, we explore how a mobility innovation (of your choice) impacts our mobility system as a whole, for better or for worse. This course will invite you to reflect on our mainstream mobility narrative built on engineering and economics. But warning: you may end up never looking at mobility in the same way again! 

Communicative Planning for Urban mobility

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Urban planning includes a complex stakeholder network, presenting many difficulties for urban mobility and transportation professionals.

This four-week course will help you explore different approaches, cases, and applications of collaborative planning as a solution to solve challenges.

Designing the Cycling City

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Designing the cycling city is a practical course for transportation, design, and planning professionals with a vision for human movement on two wheels. This five-week course explores the best practices in bicycle infrastructure design and how to bring these elements to your home context. The course cumulates in a final design project that invites you to present a plan for transforming the street of your choice! 

Planning for Autonomous Vehicles: A People-Centred Approach

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This four-week course will explore how autonomous vehicles should be incorporated into sustainable urban planning. Its people-centred approach helps to ensure the systems are adopted, ultimately creating eco-friendly urban mobility for a greener tomorrow.

Planning the Streets of the Future

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This five week course invites you to reimagine three street typologies that can be seen in your city: the local street, the shopping street, and the thoroughfare. We take you on a virtual tour through the Hague, Tel Aviv, and Barcelona to help you deconstruct the street and reimagine it with more people-friendly infrastructure, one element at a time. The final project invites you to make a visual impact by creating your very own “flying cars” animation! 

Reclaiming the street for livable urban spaces

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In ‘Reclaiming the Street for Livable Urban Spaces’, you will learn about the mechanisms of change and how to apply this knowledge to start creating vibrant streetscapes in your neighbourhood. This six-week course will guide you through the topic of transition management and street experiments while providing practical insights from practitioners from around the world.  

Street Experiments for Sustainable and Resilient cities

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Our streetscape, despite its feeling of permanence in our environment, is an ideal venue for experimentation. We have come to accept traffic movement as the default function for the street. Therefore, we need to rethink its design and space distribution, go back to its original and basic function and see them as public spaces – Transform them into places for social activities, where conversations can take place and places where kids can play. This course shows you examples of remarkable changes and gives you a toolbox for implementing and evaluating street experiments yourself. We invite you on this journey to reimagine what is possible if we dare to use our public space differently.

Transforming Urban Mobility: Governing the Transformation to Sustainable Systems

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Sustainable mobility is a key goal for city planners. With this 5-week course codeveloped by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, KTH Executive School and EIT Urban Mobility, you'll learn how to deliver a sustainable urban mobility plan and strategy (SUMPS) that's financially aligned with the overall strategy and legacy of a city, and that takes into account the interests of all city stakeholders. 

Understanding cycling in Europe

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Why do some cities see more cycling than others? Is cycling a cultural, design, or engineering phenomenon? Using European countries as examples, this course helps city building professionals and government officials to understand the history of bicycle infrastructure, the role of the bicycle in a sustainable mobility system, and the relationship between mobility and public space. 

User Experience for Inclusive Cycling in Cities

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This course will equip mobility professionals with tools to put people at the centre of the design process and rethink cycling infrastructure in terms of the end users. Methods are presented that will help you develop design ideas, enhance the planning process, and evaluate and iterate infrastructure. The course focuses on the cycling context, but the methods presented are universal and can be applied across modes. 

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